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Charybdis (Charybdis) natator Ridged swimming crab, wrinkled swimming crab, rock crab

Charybdis (Charybdis) natatoris commonly referred to as Ridged swimming crab, wrinkled swimming crab, rock crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Charybdis natator,Red Rocks, Anilao, Batangas, Luzon, Approx size 65 mm,Depth 14 metres,23 March, 2016


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lexID:
12322 
AphiaID:
208817 
Scientific:
Charybdis (Charybdis) natator 
German:
Schwimmkrabbe 
English:
Ridged Swimming Crab, Wrinkled Swimming Crab, Rock Crab 
Category:
Crabs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Portunidae (Family) > Charybdis (Genus) > (Charybdis) natator (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Herbst, ), 1794 
Occurrence:
Arabian Sea, Australia, Comores, East Africa, Egypt, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Kenya, Madagascar, Mayotte, Mozambique, Pacific Ocean, Philippines, Red Sea, Singapore, South-Africa, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, the Seychelles 
Sea depth:
1 - 60 Meter 
Size:
up to 6.69" (17 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Carnivore, Predatory 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Charybdis acuta
  • Charybdis acutidens
  • Charybdis acutifrons
  • Charybdis affinis
  • Charybdis africana
  • Charybdis amboinensis
  • Charybdis anisodon
  • Charybdis annulata
  • Charybdis beauforti
  • Charybdis bimaculata
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-17 13:16:50 

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Charybdis (Charybdis) natator (Herbst, 1794)

Charybdis (Charybdis) natator has a fan shaped carapace which is brown to orange in colour on the dorsal surface the ventral surface is bluish mottled with white and pale red spots and the legs are dark, reddish brown in colour. The carapace is densely covered with short pubescence.

Charybdis natator is found throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans from eastern South Africa and Madagascar north to the Red Sea and across the Indian Ocean, including the Mascarene Islands and the Seychelles, to the western pacific where it extends north to Japan and south to northern Australia including Lord Howe Island.

Synonymised names:
Cancer natator Herbst, 1794

External links

  1. Marine Species Identification Portal (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Nudibranch.org (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Wild Singapore Homepage (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Charybdis natator,Red Rocks, Anilao, Batangas, Luzon, Approx size 65 mm,Depth 14 metres,23 March, 2016
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Charybdis natator (Swimmer Crab), 2010
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